by Anton Chekhov (1897)
Sonia - Female, Under 25 yrs
Scene partner - Helena
Monologue - Comedic, Under 1:00 min
How can you live here and not do it? Wait awhile, you will get used to it all. Don't be sad, dearest. You feel miserable and restless, and can't seem to fit into this life, and your restlessness is catching. Look at Uncle Vanya, he does nothing now but haunt you like a shadow, and I have left my work to-day to come here and talk with you. I am getting lazy, and don't want to go on with it. Dr. Astroff hardly ever used to come here; it was all we could do to persuade him to visit us once a month, and now he has abandoned his forestry and his practice, and comes every day. You must be a witch.